On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 Michael was diagnosed with liver cancer amongst many other conditions (Hepatosplenomegaly Carcinoma and Hepatosplenomegaly as well as Anasarca, Incurable Chronic Hepatitis B, and Cirrohsis) It started earlier in June 2017 when he started having abdominal pains and after doctor check-ups his pain became shocking news. Only 20 years old, Michael entered his fight against cancer.
Doctors are giving him anywhere from a couple weeks to 6 months and hopefully longer with chemotherapy. He is currently taking over 12 different mediacations daily as well as chemotherapy every two weeks.
Michael was born and raised in Hawaii by his Tutu, grandma Jean, and his brother's family. In 2015, his brother Pono and sister-in-law Pua moved to Albany, Oregon with all six nieces and nephews (Jenna, Zoe, Tristen, Bronson, Bo and Benjamin).
Now, one of Michael's greatest wishes is to be able to spend the holidays in Albany with his entire family. He is planning a surprise trip for his Tutu and wants to raise money for the both of them to fly up to the mainland December 18th-January 5th.
Tickets and costs for travel are continually increasing and he hopes to fundraise all the money and purchase tickets by November 30th.
Come alongside him and send Michael and his Tutu to be with family for the holidays!
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